What Are the Advantages of Ford OEM Parts?

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When you bring your Ford car, truck, or SUV into the Northside Ford service center in San Antonio, TX, you can rest assured that repairs and component replacements will be completed with high-quality Ford OEM parts. Rely on a chain or independent corner store near New Braunfels, and you run the risk of your vehicle being fitted with aftermarket parts that don’t offer a true fit and are often of lower quality. What are the benefits of Ford OEM parts? There are plenty to speak of! Learn more with the parts specialists at Northside Ford, below.

What Does OEM Mean?

What exactly are Ford OEM parts? OEM stands for ‘Original Equipment Manufacturer,’ meaning that OEM parts are produced by the same manufacturer that built your car in the first place. In this case, the OEM is Ford. In comparison, aftermarket Ford parts are built by a third-party company not associated with Ford, and they are designed to “fit” as many makes and models as possible – often, however, they can only offer a mediocre fit at best. This is important not only for finding the proper parts for your model, but also because of the coverage of the Ford OEM parts warranty.

Due to their incredibly high production volume, aftermarket parts simply can’t be relied upon to deliver the same level of quality and longevity that OEM parts can. In fact, it is not uncommon for Converse drivers to end up modifying aftermarket parts to make them fit their vehicle properly. And if you need a new side mirror or another more visible component, it’s not likely that you’ll achieve an exact color match, which can be a bit of an eyesore for some car owners.

Why Choose Genuine Ford Parts?

Aftermarket parts are alluring to some New Braunfels drivers because they typically boast a lower price tag than Ford OEM parts, but it should be known that they are cheaper in quality, too. The following benefits of Ford OEM parts will hold a lot more weight for San Antonio Ford owners:

  • Superior Quality: Unlike aftermarket parts, OEM Ford parts are held to the same strict standards as Ford vehicles. This means they’re built with only the highest quality materials. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for aftermarket parts.
  • Better Performance: Because Ford OEM parts are made to fit your exact model, you can expect the same great performance you enjoyed from the original component that was replaced.
  • Smaller Selection: The catalog of aftermarket parts can be never-ending, with multiple variations of the same type of part making it difficult to know whether you’re really getting what you need. When you shop with a Ford parts center like the one at Northside Ford, you’ll have the help of our expert parts specialists to ensure you get the part you need at the best possible price.
  • Ford OEM Parts Warranty Coverage: Did you know Ford OEM parts are covered by a generous 2-year/unlimited mileage Ford OEM parts warranty? This provides peace of mind that aftermarket parts can’t match.
  • Vehicle Warranty: If your Ford vehicle is still under its original factory warranty coverage, using aftermarket parts can jeopardize it; if it can be proven that the aftermarket part damaged your vehicle, it may void the warranty entirely.

Need Ford OEM Truck Parts?

Do you need Ford OEM truck parts for your F-150 or Ford Ranger truck? Northside Ford can help. Not only do you benefit from the coverage of the Ford OEM parts warranty when you purchase Ford OEM truck parts, but you can also find just about any part you need for repairs. An example of some of the parts that you can find are:

  • Alternators
  • Belts & Hoses
  • Exhausts
  • Oil Filters
  • Interior Accessories and Electronics
  • Cargo
  • Ignition Coils
  • Fuel Injectors

Order Quality Ford Parts With Northside Ford!

When you’re searching for quality Ford parts near New Braunfels and Converse, look no further than Northside Ford! We carry a comprehensive selection of Ford OEM parts, plus a rotating selection of parts specials to help you save. If you have any lingering questions, feel free to contact us, and if you’d like to have a professional install your new parts, you can schedule an appointment at our service center.

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